South African Premier's Tweets Apology - Has The Horse Bolted?
Helen Zille, the Premier of the Western Cape and former leader of the official opposition Democratic Alliance, has been in trouble before for controversial tweets she has sent. The latest, in which she praises the progress that colonialism brought, were followed by accusations of racism and increasing calls for her to step down as provincial leader.
News24Wire, 28 March 2017
An unrepentant Helen Zille believes a debate on colonialism should not be shut down. Read more »
South Africa: Helen Zille and the Art of Political Kamikaze
Daily Maverick, 28 March 2017
Helen Zille will not back down. In her first lengthy public address since her colonialism tweets, one might have thought the Western Cape Premier might have attempted to walk back… Read more »
The Conversation Africa, 28 March 2017
It's remarkable how much of a shitstorm Twitter creates when in the hands of politicians - with serious costs for the rest of us. Read more »
Helen Zille, Western Cape Democratic Alliance Premier.
The Conversation Africa, 27 March 2017
It's remarkable how a South African politician as intelligent as Helen Zille, premier of the Western Cape and former leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), did… Read more »
Officials in the Democratic Alliance who spoke to News24 on condition of anonymity have accused Western Cape Premier Helen Zille of undermining party leader Mmusi Maimane by trying ... Read more »
"I am deeply grateful for the Democratic Alliance's legacy (dare I call it colonial?) of due process of law, including audi alterem partem (hear the other side)," Western Cape ... Read more »